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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Required Courses

You must satisfactorily complete at least 30 graduate credit hours for a M.S. degree, and 72 graduate credit hours for the PhD degree.

Full-time registration is satisfied by ≥ 12 credit hours per semester if you are not supported by an assistantship, and ≥ 9 credit hours/semester if you are supported by an assistantship. Registration for less than these credit hours is permitted after the student has completed his/her Departmental Preliminary Examination. You should check with the Graduate School to ensure that your registration complies with University requirements. You should also be aware that different student-loan programs, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, health insurance carriers, etc. can impose different rules for full-time student registration.  

Course offerings vary each year. Refer to the Class Schedules.

MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Requirements Credit Hours
PHC 588 Faculty Research Seminar
1
Minimum  departmental  didactic  credit  hours excluding  research,  laboratory  courses,  seminars, and tutorials
12
Minimum credit hours from other departmental courses,  laboratory courses,  and  department electives
6
Minimum total credit hours 30
Satisfactory  completion of a research  project, including approval of the Project Committee after submission of a written project report, presentation of an open seminar and oral defense  

MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacometrics Track)

Requirements Credit Hours
PHC 588 Faculty Research Seminar
1
PHC 607 Intermediate Pharmacokinetics 3
Minimum departmental didactic credit hours not including PHC 607, excluding research, laboratory courses, seminars, and tutorials. 9
Minimum credit hours from other departmental courses, laboratory courses, and department electives 6
Minimum total credit hours 30
Satisfactory completion of a data analysis project, including approval of the Project Committee after submission of a written project report, presentation of an open seminar, and oral defense  

BS/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Requirements Credit Hours
Completion of requirements for B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, except PMY 406 Principles of Pharmacology -
PMY 512 Principles of Pharmacology 4
Minimum departmental didactic credit hours not including PMY 512, excluding research, laboratory courses, seminars, and tutorials 8
Minimum credit hours from other departmental courses, laboratory courses, and department electives 6
Minimum total credit hours 30
Satisfactory completion of aresearch project, including approval of the Project Committee after submission of a written project report, presentation of an open seminar, and oral defense  

PharmD/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Requirements Credit Hours
PHC 588 Faculty Research Seminar
1
Minimum departmental didactic credit hours not including PHC 607, excluding research, laboratory courses, seminars, and tutorials 12
Minimum credit hours from other departmental courses, laboratory courses, and department electives 6
Minimum total credit hours 30
Satisfactory completion of a data analysis project, including approval of the Project Committee after submission of a written project report, presentation of an open seminar, and oral defense  

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Required Courses Credit Hours
PHC 588 Faculty Research Seminar
1
PHC 500 Principles of Drug Development 4
PHC 507 Principles of Biological Transport
2
PHC 508 Drug Delivery
2
PHC 630 Drug Metabolism and Disposition
3
PHC 607 Intermediate Pharmacokinetics
3
MT 501 Methods of Analysis 4
PHC 506 Biometry for Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
Other Requirements Credit Hours
Out of department graduate elective courses >= 6
Other graduate elective courses >= 4
PHC 511 Research Proposal 3
PHC 599 Supervised Teachning (2 credits x 2 semesters) 4
PHC 613 or PHC 614 Departmental Seminar >= 2
Three departmental research presentations including the Dissertation defense. The other two presentations may be scheduled in PHC 613 or PHC 614  
PHC 615 or PHC 616 Thesis Research. One or more credits after satisfactory completion of PHC 511 Research Proposal >= 4
Satisfactory completion of a research dissertation, including approval of the Dissertation Committee after submission of a written Dissertation Report, presentation of an open seminar and, oral defense  

Students whohave previously taken PHC 488 or PHC 588 within 3 years of enrollment in the M.S. or Ph.D. programs are exempt from PHC 588. They are however strongly encouraged to attend the lectures provided by new faculty on a non-­credit basis.

PHC 506 Biometry for Pharmaceutical Sciences is the preferred statistics course. This requirement may be substituted with another graduate biostatistics course from the biostatistics or other department. Written approval from the Director of Graduate Studies is required for substitution. Substitution with STA 527 is not recommended and will be allowed only in special cases with prior approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.

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